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Register a free 1 month Trial Account. Download as many books as you like. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied. A Memoir of the Craft. A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King.
But I do love these movies based on his work: After having read this one, I'm going to go back and read these stories. And maybe branch out into some of the scarier ones. The first half of the book is memoir.
It gives a brief glimpse into the events in his life that affected his writing. The next third is his advice about how to be a better writer. He's frank, informative, entertaining - and incredibly helpful. I checked this book out from the library for a book club, but will be purchasing it to reference.
The last bit was an updated biography - it was published around and he had been hit by a car while in the middle of writing it. At the end he included an update on how he was.
I had never heard of this until my Write On Edge group suggested it and I'm so glad! Rob - The United States 4 Mon, 10 Jan This book fused a memoir of sorts with a very pragmatic guide to writing fiction.
Anyway, thoroughly fun and informative and I recommend it for anyone who writes--or wants to write--fiction. While the book as some of that, it primarily contains his life story. In this memoir of his writing history, he reveals the life stories that lead to many of his works.
I greatly enjoyed the parts from his childhood that became IT, Cujo, and the other horrors inhabiting his books. This is well worth the read even if you have no plans to publish. Reads like an autobiography, although he says it's not, but claims it is a "curriculum vitae - my attempt to show how one writer was formed, not how one writer was made The book has been sitting on a shelf in my school office and I am sorry I've waited so long to read it.
Ashley 5 Sat, 25 May Both a thoughtful and thorough guide to writing without being too technical and a glimpse into what made Stephen King the success that he is. One of the most no-nonsense how-to books I've ever read. This memoir is no different.
King gives a vivid picture of his childhood before moving into his ideas about writing. Halfway through he presents his two theses.
First, "good writing consists of mastering the fundamentals vocabulary, grammar, the elements of style. He gives practical advice on where to write, editing, setting goals, and other matters. Farther on he reports that he believes a story is "a found thing," like a fossil in the ground. I could go on, but I hope you get the idea.
King is a great writer and a great teacher because he has thought deeply about things and knows how to pass his understanding along. This is a treasure of a book for writers but also a treasure for anyone who wants to ride along with a brilliant lively mind who knows his world and knows how to share it.
Smiliar Books of "On Writing:The book ending doesn’t sound particularly like an ending in synopsis form, for the reason that the book is intended to be part of a series and the ending leads directly into the beginning of the next book. Generally you’ll write the synopsis with your protagonist as the focus, and show what’s at stake for her.
How to write a novel synopsis also this [ ] Vote Up 0 Vote Down Reply. 4 years ago. agreaney. about to submit to a publisher for my first book that happens to be a Memoir.
Writing a book, any book, is a journey. Writing a memoir holds a specific obligation, requiring the author to discover and tell the truth, whether through narrative, introspection, or a journalistic style.
Post # – Women’s Memoirs, Book & Video Raves – Matilda Butler. Memoir Review. Not that many people write multiple memoirs and even when they do, it is hard to line up the same reviewer for more than one memoir.
Marion Roach Smith has solid advice on how to write your own stories. Let me share nineteen tips on writing memoir from The Memoir Project. Nineteen tips on writing memoir from The Memoir Project, taken from the nineteen post it notes I put in the book.
In a short amount of space, Writing Memoir: The Practical Guide to Writing and Publishing the Story of Your Life educates the aspiring memoir writer on every aspect of book construction, including pitches, themes, writing techniques and publishing.